Friday, November 17 • 14:00 - 15:15
The Future of Investigative Journalism (Roundtable)

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Where do we go from here? After weathering the collapse of the news industry's financial model, the rise of online media, and now a global backlash against the free press and even fact-based debate, investigative journalism faces important choices. Unprecedented amounts of philanthropy are coming into the field. Is the money going to invest in needed training and infrastructure, high-profile investigative projects, technology and data, or what? For this wide-ranging discussion, we've incuded two top donors, leaders of two major investigative nonprofits, and a pioneering African editor. 

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Sheila Coronel

Stabile Professor, Columbia University Journalism School, MDIF Board
Sheila Coronel is Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism, and Director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. She began her reporting career at the Ph... Read More →

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Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
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Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Editor, Sunday Punch, Punch Newspaper
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 14 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and the environment. Ogunseye, who is the first female editor in the over 40-year history Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper... Read More →
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Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism OSF
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. She comes to the Open Society Foundation from Semana, Colombia’s leading news... Read More →
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Gerard Ryle

Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Gerard Ryle led the team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca that won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Gerard is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Co-Founder and Publisher, OCCRP
Drew Sullivan is a social entrepreneur and co-founder and publisher of OCCRP. He founded the organization in 2007 with Paul Radu. Before that, in 2004, he founded and edited the Center for Investigative Reporting, the leading investigative center in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Under his direction... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,